Postdoctoral Fellow Seminars: Spring 2019

January 30, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Special Guest Lecture: Data Science in the Ad Tech Industry

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Gene Ferruzza, Valassis Digital

Bio:
Gene Ferruzza manages the Data Science team at Valassis Digital. Working in data science his entire career he started as a software engineer developing neural network applications in the early days of neural computing. His work over the years has focused on the design and deployment of analytical technologies driving digital consumer communications. At Valassis Digital his work is focused inside of a data science and engineering team working together to enhance AI driven processes that create intelligence and optimize the relevance between consumers and advertisers. Gene has a BS degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Abstract

This session will outline the functionality and technology challenges of the online advertising display industry and how data science is being leveraged in every aspect of its operation. Over the past 10 years automated or “programmatic” online advertising has grown from non-existent to a major component driving 80% of advertising content that online users see when browsing. Nearly half of the advertising content is delivered through Real Time Bidding (RTB), the buying of ad space via an auction that occurs within the milliseconds it takes for a webpage to load. What will be covered is the underlying process of RTB when delivering online ads every time a browser brings up a website, and a look at how Valassis Digital uses data, expert systems and machine learning to drive intelligence into the operation.

** Lunch will be provided before the lecture at 12pm. To attend the lunch, please click HERE. **


February 6, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Christian Sampson, Second-Year SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow

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February 13, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Matthias Sachs, Second-Year SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow

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February 20, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Yawen Guan, Second-Year SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow

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February 27, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Special Guest Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Pierre Barbillon, Agro Paris Tech

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March 6, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Cheng Cheng, Second-Year SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow

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March 20, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Special Guest Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Thomas Nechyba and Jana Schaich Borg, Duke University

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March 27, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: John Nardini, First-Year SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow

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April 10, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Wenjia Wang, First-Year SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow

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April 17, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Xinyi Li, First-Year SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow

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April 24, 2019 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Lecture: To be determined

Location: SAMSI Classroom
Speaker: Pulong Ma, First-Year SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow

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